Chris Parkes

AIA | Chicago, IL

Not many people – and even fewer architects – can say they have been kicked out of the Barcelona Pavilion for playing hacky sack. From punk rock shows to playgrounds with his son, Chris embraces life as an adventure. As an architect, he loves the opportunity to make the built environment a little more beautiful.

With more than a decade of experience, he has worked on many project types that range from small residential to city planning. Chris holds a Professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Chris lived in the YMCA in Paris for six months.